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All about comfort food with this chili recipe. It's chunky and hearty as it's filled with beans, meat and vegetables. It's the right amount of hearty and spice with unbelievable flavor. It'll have everyone wanting seconds! Serve with many different toppings , serve with a side of tortilla chips or cornbread! - adventuresofb2.com

The Best Chili Recipe

A hearty chili made with ground beef, ground turkey, italian sausage, loads of chili beans, tomatoes and spices. Your new favorite chili recipe! 

Course Main Course, Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped and seeded
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped and seeded
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb mild italian sausage
  • 4 15 oz can chili beans
  • 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 jalapeno seeded/diced **
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste preference
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste preference
  • 1/4 chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tsp tabasco
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • cheese optional
  • tortilla chips optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil *

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat oil and cook turkey, beef, and sausage till brown. Drain excess grease. * Add in onion, bell peppers, celery and cook till onions start becoming translucent.

  2. Add in garlic, and jalapenos (optional) I take out most seeds but leave a few for spice.

  3. Add in beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, Worcestershire sauce, and stir.

  4. Add in spices ( chili powder, cumin, cayenne, basil, oregano, paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper.*** Allow to simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Soup may simmer longer. Longer the better.

  5. Spoon soup into a bowl, add a sprinkle of shredded cheese and serve with tortilla chips or cornbread if desired.

Recipe Notes

*If you are using lean meats 85 or higher, use 1 tbsp of oil. If you have less lean meat, no need for the oil. Drain off excess grease and then proceed to adding onions, bell peppers and celery. 

**If you are looking for a spicy chili but not overly spicy, remove most of the seeds from the jalapeno. If you prefer a mild chili, omit jalapeno altogether. ( I usually remove most seeds and it provides a nice spice in addition to the cayenne.)

*** Start with minimal salt and pepper like the tsp of each. Allow the chili to simmer and taste again before adding extra. Chili taste better the next day as all the flavors fully meddle together then.